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Tire Size ? for you guys

Ok, I've currently got some 235/85/16's on my truck that need replacing like today (would have done it sooner, but this last trip out put a harsh 2800 miles on I wasn't expecting).

I'm looking at buying the Hankook ATM RF10's, and was wondering what size I should go with. I'd like something to fill the wheel wells, and don't really want a wider tire (1, because of all the snow driving I will be doing for work. 2, because I don't want my mileage to suffer)

However I want it to look proportionately correct. I still have yet to put my Leveling kit on the front that I've had for 2 months...

Anyways, what size would you guys suggest? Going on a CCLB SRW if it makes any difference...

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You can fit a 285/75/16 on stock rims. Anything bigger and you'll balloon the tire and wear out the centers.

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A 285 is MUCH wider than I wanted to run. I went and took a look at the tire size on my dad's truck, and he was running Good Year Wrangler A/T's that were 265's, and since I actually want a narrower tire (Better for all the driving on snow and ice as well as mud I'll be doing this winter) I went ahead and ordered 245/75/16's from Discount Tire. Shoudl be here in 3-5 days and then I'm gonna have a friend mount/balance them (for free). I'd have gone with an oversized tire, but this is my work truck and I see ridiculous amounts of miles with it (2800 from the 25th to the 2nd of this month).

I'll post pics when installed, hopefully I have a few days at home so these can show up and I don't have to go back out to work on my "slicks" as they pretty much are now.

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check into a set of 255/85/16's I've thought about them myself, but I only need 2 tires, don't want to pay for 4.

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You can fit a 285/75/16 on stock rims. Anything bigger and you'll balloon the tire and wear out the centers.
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